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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too! Reese Witherspoon

No ones ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what shes thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. 

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymonds big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .
 
The only way to survive is to open your heart. 

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THE BOOK OF BOOKS: Recommended Reading: Including Must-Read Books (Fiction & Nonfiction), Book Club Recommendations, Pulitzer-Prize Winners, Critics Favorites, Popular Standards (Good Reads 1)

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Tired of books you cant get into? The "Book of Books" is the cure. Youll never start a fiction or nonfiction book you wont love and you'll be sorry when you reached the last page. That's what the best books are all about.

FICTION & NONFICTION: Yes, both, including the must-read titles and then some. Though the best American literature is a primary focus, our reading recommendations also include works from the top international authors, including the classics. The range of our recommended books is broad, from Pulitzer Prize Winners to the best romance novels; from the most cerebral reads to the most entertaining.

KINDLE eBOOKS, PAPERBACKS & HARDCOVERS: Our team of book world insiders steers you to not only book club recommendations and best Kindle books to read, but to lesser-known critics favorites, including a number of the best books in the young adult book genre. Most of these must-read books are available as eBooks, paperback, and hardcover. There are over 1,000 titles, all good reads.Each of the 116 literature genres (fiction and nonfiction) begins with an overview, which might enlighten you to book categories youd never think to read.

You dont have to belong to a book club to get the book club picks. Our recommended reading goes beyond popular standards and includes many time-tested classics, including the best fiction picks of 125 top authors and the most compelling true-life adventures. For those whove only heard about the best young adult books, here we selected a number of young adult titles that will appeal to even the most seasoned book loversof any age. Above all, this is a discovery tool for readers who dont want to waste time or money on books they ultimately wont enjoy. From the great American novel and serious nonfiction to a dreamy love story, its all here in one book.

OUR CRITERIA
FICTION: Big sales are not the only gauge of worth, though our reading recommendations dont ignore the bestsellers either; rather we look for authors with a knack for story-telling as well as those that have perfected a particular writing style. (See Perfect Fiction below.)

NONFICTION: We strive to steer you to the best nonfiction books and best kindle books by the latest, most respected authorities. Recommended books are by the foremost experts in their fields, including many Pulitzer Prize winners. In some instances we call upon outside experts to make our picks too. For example, Sports Illustrated picks the best sports books; Fortune magazine chooses the best business books. In the case of biographies and memoirs, we recommend only the best ones on a particular individual, since there are so many out there on the same person. Here, youll find only the best biographies and memoirs, the best written ones that truly reveal the individual.

PERFECT FICTION An experienced team of literary professionals chose works that meet three important criteria found in only the best fiction: (1) A story so good you dont want it to end; (2) Unforgettable characters; (3) Writing that hooks you on the first page

THE CONVENIENCE IS WORTH A FORTUNE
This one-stop solution to the best books goes beyond just good reads. Whether youre looking for nonfiction by a Pulitzer Prize winning expert, book club recommendations for a great novel, or a must-read book everyone is talking about, its easy to find them here. We even offer links to buy them online with one click. Its a simple solution to the complex problem of finding good books among the millions available.

TAKE THE LUCK OUT FINDING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ
Whether you seek the best American literature or works from around the world, the modest price of this literary guide is far less than the cost of a book you wont want to finish. It might prove to be the most valuable book in your personal library, not to mention an entertaining read itself. Get it here and start a book youll just love right now!

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The Book Club: A Women's Fiction Novel about the Power of Friendship

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Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding. 

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance. 

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book clubfriendship. 

"Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story." 

Publishers Weekly

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The Light We Lost

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The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
 
This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each otherWill they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.Reese Witherspoon

One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.The Skimm

Extraordinary.Emily Giffin

He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?


Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her storytheir storyat the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fatedperhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.
 
It's the epic love story of 2017.Redbook

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By the Book: A Book Club Recommendation!

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An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her collegeand her new bossin this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austens classic Persuasion.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English professor in California, shes determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All shes got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! Shes in. But then Adam Martinezher first love and ex-fiancéshows up as the colleges new president.

Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, shes got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the colleges insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, theres Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.

Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austens classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past...and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.

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Forks, Knives, and Spoons: A Novel

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2018 International Book Awards Winner in Fiction: General
2017 IAN Book of the Year Award for Outstanding Women's Fiction
2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal for New Adult Fiction
2017 NYC Big Book Awards Winner for Women's Fiction
2017 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner: Contemporary Fiction
2017 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist: Women's Fiction
2017 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorites: New Fiction
2017 Best Book Awards Finalist: Best New Fiction


For readers who love Adriana Trigiani, Jennifer Weiner and Liane Moriarty, Forks, Knives, and Spoons is a light-hearted, thought-provoking coming of age story that takes readers on a nostalgic journey back to the 1980s and 1990s. Romantic, witty and warm.

There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York's father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond.

Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guysfrom slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporksall while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselvesand not to settle in love or life.

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Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set Books 1-3

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Join the club and get your Happy Ending!
The Happy Endings Book Club Boxed Set includes three full-length novels: Hidden Hollywood, Inviting Trouble, and So Revealing.

Book 1: Hidden Hollywood
Shes on top
When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club. Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guyno more egocentric wealthy playersand the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, shes all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

Hes on top
Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin, Josh, calls in a favor, asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Joshs cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl next door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.

Book 2: Inviting Trouble
Madison Campbell has worshipped her older brothers best friend, Parker Shaw, for as long as she can remember. So the night before he leaves for the Air Force, she decides hes leaving town with her virginity. All she has to do is transform her tomboy self into a sexy woman with a bit of borrowed makeup and some creative fashion choices. The results? One drunken kiss that Park doesnt even remember.

Ten years later, no man has ever gotten close to her heart the way Park did. And now that hes back, the very unfeminine Madison refuses to blow her second chance. But when her bold attempts to snag his attention (Oops! Dropped my towel.) fail miserably, she does something completely insaneshe caves to a makeover from the meddling matchmaker in charge of The Happy Endings Book Club. Hey, Park, you want some of this? Madison is about to find out.

Book 3: So Revealing
The last thing Charlotte Vega needs is a cocky HOT stuntman like Ty Campbell in her life. But when he pulls the ultimate stunta sexy romantic gesture that ends with a charming invitation to a sunset dinner cruiseshe finds him impossible to resist. Cue disaster.

Their rocky first date goes from bad to worse when his yacht (okay, its actually borrowed) gets stranded in deep mud. Turns out theres nothing Ty can do but wait hours and hours for high tide with no power, no way to cook dinner, and a hangry sexy-as-hell woman.

But Ty is determined to salvage the date so he starts a game to pass the time. Only what Ty learns makes him realize he may have just botched a date with the perfect woman. How will he ever win her now?

The Happy Endings Book Club series continues with Book 4, Formal Arrangement, plus more!

Happy Endings Book Club Series
Book 1: Hidden Hollywood
Book 2: Inviting Trouble
Book 3: So Revealing
Book 4: Formal Arrangement
Book 5: Bad Boy Done Wrong
Book 6: Mess With Me
Book 7: Resisting Fate
Book 8: Chance of Romance
Book 9: Wicked Flirt
Book 10: An Inconvenient Plan
Book 11: A Happy Endings Wedding

For more humorous contemporary romance, check out all of Kylie's books!

Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement
Book 9: Clutch Player
Book 10: A Tempting Friendship
Clover Park Bride (A Clover Park Short)
Book 11: A Valentine's Day Gift
Book 12: Maggie Meets Her Match

The Clover Park STUDS Series
Book 1: Almost Over It
Book 2: Almost Married
Book 3: Almost Fate
Book 4: Almost in Love
Book 5: Almost Romance
Book 6: Almost Hitched

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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#1 New York Times Bestseller
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review

"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle


For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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The Victims' Club (Kindle Single)

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Snap. Upload. Ruin a reputation.

In this page-turning short story from international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, senior detective Jon Avery inherits a deeply troubling case. At an off-campus party, university professor Rose Taylor is drugged, undressed, and photographed on a burner phone. In seconds her humiliation is uploaded, and millions of JPEGs are zipping like immortal wasps through the internet. But why would someone target her? She has no vengeful exes or rival academics, no stalkers or unhinged students. Jon Avery, the sharpest, most experienced investigator in the sheriffs office, is determined to find out whos behind this horrific invasion of privacy. But soon he runs into a wall of silence at Preston Collegean academic mecca whose reputation one doesnt dare tarnish. The message is clear: if he pursues the case, hell pay for it.

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The Island Villa: The perfect feel good summer read

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Marisal. A villa on a sleepy Spanish island. A place that time had forgotten. A place of long ago summers, sun-kissed memories and one terrible betrayal

When Charlottes husband James tragically dies, he leaves her an unexpected gift her grandmothers beautiful villa, Marisal, on the Spanish island of Formentera.

As she begins to explore her new home, and heal her broken heart in the warm golden sunshine, Charlotte discovers that her grandmother Alba has been keeping secrets about her life on the island. Intrigued by her familys hidden history, Charlotte uncovers a devastating love affair that put many lives at risk and two sisters torn apart by loss.

Can the heart-breaking truth of the islands dark history finally be laid to rest? Or will the secrets of the past shake the new life and love that Charlotte is close to finding?

What readers are saying about The Island Villa:

I was hooked a beautiful story absolutely amazing! truly beautiful even though I did spend most of the time blubbering into my tissues! Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

Gorgeous; reminding me of a Kate Morton novel I had a difficult time wanting to put down this book most nights; staying up into the wee hours of the morning this stunning book was a perfect summer read, and I relished every page. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars

I simply adored The Island Villa This book is beautifully written and I devoured it in a couple of days. A fantastic plot line with strong characters, I can highly recommend it. Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but after the first page, I was hooked! I loved the chapters going from past to present. This has family relationships, love and just beautiful imagery in it, you will enjoy every single second! I highly recommend this book, great book to take to the beach this summer! Goodreads reviewer, Five Stars.

Once you start reading this book, you'll want to keep reading it! you'll instantly be transported to the Spanish island it's a book you won't be able to put down until you finish it! Be sure to add this one to your Summer reading list! Bless Their Hearts Mom, Five Stars.

This book was a real treat! I read it in two days. The Princess and the Pen, Five Stars.

This book is up there with my favourites the descriptions of the rambling paths, streets, coves and markets are wanderlust igniting It was gripping, dramatic and uplifting, perfect for a holiday/beach read Its a sign of a great book when you are left wanting more. Beereader Books, Five Stars.

I rarely say a book should be longer but bizarrely it would have worked for this particular storyline, I simply wanted to know more. Think of the dual narrative works of Kate Morton or Lucinda Riley, books you can lose yourself in. I did lose myself in this book because I was transported to the island and the sun, the sea, the heat what more could you ask for in a summer read? The Book Jotter.

Beautiful and moving! This is a stunning tapestry of a book, the various strands beautifully and expertly woven into a tantalising, absolutely perfect, masterpiece of a story. I loved it from start to finish. Renita DSilva, Five Stars.

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